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Is Sharia Law Compatible with Democracy?

February 25, 2012
Michael Curtis, Right Side News

In European and American communities the principle of a secular law equally applied to everyone is today being challenged, if not yet under assault, by Muslim communities wanting to insert decisions made in Islamic sharia [“the path”] courts and tribunals into the normal , common-law, legal system.

The question has arisen of whether legal decisions based on cultural values at odds with democratic principles be accepted and incorporated into laws of democratic countries in the name of religious freedom.

A proposed amendment to the Constitution of Oklahoma, State Question 755, stating that, “The courts shall not look to the legal precepts of other nations or cultures. Specifically, the courts shall not consider international law or sharia law,” was blocked by an order of U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange. Her decision was upheld by the Federal 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on January 10, 2012.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

3 Comments leave one →
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  2. February 25, 2012 11:19 pm

    Let settle this. No religious law is compatible with our Constitutional democracy. No religious law can or should be introduced in our legal books. I know many are trying, not only Muslim, just holler, because if you allow a government entity to introduce religious laws as a basis for a decision it is the beginning of the end for our Constitutional Democracy. This nation is too diverse to even thing of messing with our legal system. Someone shoots his wife for religious tradition, sorry guy we do not recognize your tradition.

  3. MareCadTITANIC permalink
    February 25, 2012 1:06 pm

    N O it is NOT !!! By the way…StatesSides is a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC !!!

    I am A Muslim Lady & I can tell you, S-law is TOTALLY against our Holy Qur’an & the teachings of our Beloved Prophet Mohammed . This so-called “law” is bogus.

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